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Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiodes Provide Reliable Signal Detection, Enable Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables
11.16.2017 · News
To meet the need for reliable signal detection in wearable devices and medical and industrial applications, Vishay Intertechnology broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new high speed silicon PIN photodiodes that deliver enhanced sensitivity for visible light...
KEMET Introduces KPS-MCC C0G High Temperature 200 Degree Celsius Bulk Capacitance Solution for Harsh Environment Applications
11.15.2017 · News
KEMET Corporation announced the launch of the KPS-MCC C0G High Temperature 200 Degree Celsius bulk capacitance solution for harsh environment applications. Developed by combining KEMET’s robust and proprietary C0G/NPO base metal electrode dielectric system with durable lead frame technology...
Solar-powered motor runs on 10 nA
11.14.2017 · Circuits
Designs for solar-powered applications with low-duty-cycle requirements can often rely on capacitors for energy storage in place of less reliable batteries. Typical applications include solar positioning, telemetry transmitters, chemical pumps, data loggers, and solar-powered toys. The circuit can run a small pager motor from the output of a small calculator-type solar cell in near darkness...
The Industry's First Dual-Mode LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Compliant Wireless Communication LSI
11.14.2017 · News
LAPIS Semiconductor has recently announced the availability of an RF LSI optimized for LPWA, which is expected to usher in a new area of wireless IoT communication. The ML7404 is the first wireless communication LSI in the industry to feature LPWA dual-mode functionality, supporting both the Sigfox standard and the international protocol IEEE802.15.4K...
Simple trick lets you see your parts
11.13.2017 · Articles
All too often, we electrical engineers are under the gun to get a circuit working now, and don’t have the luxury of ordering parts and waiting – even a day. The problem: loose parts in the tool box can be nearly impossible to read – even under bright light and high magnification...
IDT Introduces Low Power UWB Motion Sensor
11.13.2017 · News
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) introduces the CXWL0009 UWB sensor to support the future needs of motion sensing and movement tracking in a single, low-power consumption chip. The high-performance sensor significantly reduces the size and power requirements of future motion detection systems used in both commercial and consumer applications...
Vishay Intertechnology Single SPDT Analog Switch Saves Space in Portable Consumer and Medical Devices
11.10.2017 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new single SPDT analog switch that is the company’s first device in the new ultra compact µDFN6 package. Ideal for analog and digital signal switching in portable consumer and medical devices, the Vishay Siliconix DG3257 achieves low resistance of 5 Ω at 4.2 V, while delivering improved high bandwidth, reduced parasitic capacitance, and a power down protection feature...
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Introduces New Sensorless Sinusoidal Three-Phase Gate Controller
11.09.2017 · News
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces the release of a three-phase, sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller for use with external N-channel power MOSFETs. Allegro’s A4964 is specifically designed for the automotive market with target applications to include engine cooling fans and oil and water pumps...
Sine-wave step-up converter uses Class E concept
11.08.2017 · Circuits
Many power applications ranging from luminescent and fluorescent lighting to telephone-ringing voltage generators require a more or less sinusoidal-drive voltage. These applications typically require a waveform of only moderate quality, and its frequency isn't especially critical...
Panasonic Commercializes the Industry's Thinnest Push-button Type "Light Touch Switch"
11.08.2017 · News
Panasonic Corporation announced that it will commercialize an SMD push-button switch named "Light Touch Switch" that achieves the industry's thinnest, 0.50 mm thickness. The external dimension is 2.6×1.6 mm and it is applicable to wearable and hearable devices...